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The Future of Affordable Housing

June 12, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. CST

Little Italy Chicago Public Library
1336 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council & Little Italy Chicago Public Library

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This event is part of "Equity in Action: A Conversation Series," a dynamic lineup of public events exploring the interlocking issues that define and shape our racial and economic realities.

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Chicago and other metropolitan regions across the U.S. are facing significant stressors to their housing supply—rising construction costs, gentrification in some areas and disinvestment in others, run-down infrastructure, and shifting policies at every level of government. Leading thinkers, designers, artists, agencies and organizations are exploring the most innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and shape the future of affordable housing. These tactics are being implemented locally with projects like the co-located Little Italy Library and Related Midwest’s Taylor Street Apartments, Skender’s prototype modular apartment, and the Disruptive Design competition for new affordable, owner-occupied housing. These innovations will influence the decisions of planners, builders and residents across the nation. Join us to explore innovation already underway and learn about the challenges to be overcome.

Featured Panelists:

  • Ciere Boatright, Vice President of Real Estate and Inclusion, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI)

  • Jacques Sandberg, Vice President of Affordable Housing, Related Midwest

  • Tim Swanson, Chief Design Officer, Skender

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Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 6 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The is a free event, but we ask that you register in advance to attend. There is a suggested donation of $10. Snacks and soft drinks will be served.

If you have any additional questions or need special accommodations, please contact us at events@metroplanning.org.


"Equity in Action" Conversation Series

Aided by more than 100 advisors, the Metropolitan Planning Council, in May 2018, released a roadmap for a more racially equitable Chicago region. As we continue working closely with partners to implement the two dozen recommendations in the roadmap, we reflect on one of our biggest learnings from this journey: the value of creating and elevating public dialogue on the interlocking issues that define and shape our racial and economic realities. MPC and partners present Equity in Action: A Conversation Seriesa dynamic lineup of public events to celebrate progress, examine issues, and hold ourselves accountable for advancing the change that’s needed.  For more information, click here.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities for this conversation series and specific event are available! 

For more information, contact: 
Janet Myers 
Vice President of Philanthropy
jmyers@metroplanning.org 
312.863.6010

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/event/502

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